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Kuch bhi ho sakta hai, says Anupam Kher

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Apr 29, 2018, 12:26 am IST
Updated : Apr 29, 2018, 12:26 am IST

Anupam intends to be in London for the BAFTA ceremony on May 13.

Anupam Kher
 Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher seems to be going from strength to strength every year. The actor has just been named the sixth most influential author in the world on a list of 200, by the influential digital newspaper, Richtopia.

Anupam, of course, is incredulous. “Like I always say, kuch bhi ho sakta hai. A boy from Shimla dreams of becoming an actor and achieves his dreams in Mumbai. He then wants to write about his experiences so that other similarly starry-eyed youngsters from small towns, too, can dream of achieving their goals. So, he puts down his thoughts, little realising the impact his words would have.”

This same small-town boy has also been nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy Television Awards) in the best supporting actor award category.

Anupam says, “I got to know about the BAFTA nomination from a journalist who texted me. I couldn’t believe I was even there in the category with these other three actors Adrian Dunbar, Brían F. O’Byrne and Jimmi Simpson. I am especially proud of being nominated for a very special role of a schizophrenic father in the TV film The Boy With The Topknot.”

Anupam intends to be in London for the BAFTA ceremony on May 13.

“It really doesn’t matter if I win or not. Just being nominated for this honour is enough for me,” says Anupam who, this week received the Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for excellence in acting.

Anupam says appreciatively, “The Mangeshkar family has contributed so much to our heritage, culture and cinema. To be given an award named after the father of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Hridaynath Mangeshkar and the rest of the Mangeshkar clan is a dream come true for me.  I couldn’t ask for more.”

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